Truck drivers’ ‘miracle’ escape as toxic smoke sparks evacuations

Truck drivers’ ‘miracle’ escape as toxic smoke sparks evacuations

Two patients were taken to Liverpool Hospital after their trucks,one containing lithium batteries,ignited following an accident on Victoria Street in Wetherill Park.

  • bySarah McPhee

Latest

Fire leaves 46 dead,dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Fire leaves 46 dead,dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Dozens of people living in a 13-storey residential building in Taipei have died after an “extremely fierce” fire ripped through the floors,local authorities said.

  • byHuizhong Wu
Hero teen saves ‘panicking,screaming’ girl and her dog from Perth house fire
Exclusive
Heroes

Hero teen saves ‘panicking,screaming’ girl and her dog from Perth house fire

A courageous 16-year-old boy who single-handedly saved the life of a young panicked girl and her pet dog from a house fire in Perth’s north-east has his sights set on making fire fighting his career.

  • byLauren Pilat
Oil tank fire in southern Lebanon contained,energy minister says
Updated
Lebanon

Oil tank fire in southern Lebanon contained,energy minister says

The blaxe is the latest blow to a nation grappling with a deep economic crisis and crippling fuel and power shortages.

  • byMahmoud Mourad
In the Herald:September 23,1910

In the Herald:September 23,1910

A dairy farmer in the Goulburn district fasted for 42 days after reading about it as a cure for indigestion.

  • byEllen Fitzgerald
Body found after unit fire in Sydney’s inner west

Body found after unit fire in Sydney’s inner west

The blaze in the block on St Georges Crescent,Drummoyne,was contained after emergency services were called and investigations are continuing.

  • bySarah McPhee
Advertisement
Investigation launched into cause of blaze that ripped through several stores

Investigation launched into cause of blaze that ripped through several stores

Emergency services responded to the blaze about 4am on Thursday on Old Cleveland Road.

  • byCloe Read
Man and woman treated by paramedics after house fire in Sydney’s east
Updated
Sydney

Man and woman treated by paramedics after house fire in Sydney’s east

The blaze,which firefighters prevented from spreading to neighbouring homes,was believed to have been caused by “an explosion from an electrical appliance”.

  • bySarah McPhee
Man dies after Barrack Street fire

Man dies after Barrack Street fire

The fire was reported just after 1pm and Barrack Street was closed to traffic.

Milan high-rise consumed by flames

Milan high-rise consumed by flames

Unidentified residents said the panels on the facade were supposed to have been fire-resistant. An aluminium sail on the roof burnt and fell to the street in pieces.

Emergency crews battle blaze in Fremantle boatyard
Updated
WA

Emergency crews battle blaze in Fremantle boatyard

Emergency crews equipped with gas masks and oxygen tanks arrived at Blue HQ Fremantle about 9am following reports of a boat on fire.

  • byMarta Pascual Juanola